Similar to when I did my list of Sundance favourites, I opted for online lists. There is simply no way I would know or remember if a movie has debuted at Cannes. Since there have been a lot of good ones, I picked three that all revolve around guys and crime.
Ever since last fall, I have become hesitant while picking movies that have to do anything with certain actors or directors, one of whom is also featured in The Usual Suspects. But since there are so many other great people behind movies, I see no harm in mentioning movies that were and remain good. Despite what certain a-holes have done, I refuse to let them steal away the movies we have liked or even loved. Long intro aside, The Usual Suspects is a suspenseful crime thriller, that keeps you guessing until the end. It premiered in Cannes in 1995, and went on to win an Oscar for its screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie.
We are now going into Shane Black territory because I just realised, I picked two of his movies for this week’s list. But guess what, both movies are worthy to be mentioned! Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a hilarious crime comedy, where our main character accidentally ends up auditioning for a role after a burglary gone wrong. He is sent to LA and has to work together with a private investigator to give him some real experience. It’s a fun movie and Robrt Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer have great chemistry!
Well, 11 years after the success of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Shane Black made another buddy comedy. It’s as funny and great as we all wanted, and Ryan Gosling is brilliant in this! Paired up with Russell Crowe, the two private investigators make up an interesting combo, but a hilarious one! The movie takes place in the 70’s, there are some stand-out screams and it’s simply a fun experience from start to finish.
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